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HASfiISBURG TELEGRAPH Eitablishtd itjl PUBLISHED BT THE TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO. E. J. STACK POLE, Pres't and Treatfr. F. R. OYSTER, Secretary. GUS M. STEINMETZ, Managing Editor. Published every e entng (except Bun dey), i»t the Telegraph Building, 2H Federal Square. Eastern Office. Fifth Avenue Building, New York - City, Hasbrook. Story a Brooke. Western Office, 12J West Madison •treet, Chicago. 111., Allen & Ward. delivered by carriers at 4q3SwnUEuE> six cents a week. Mailed to subscriber* *t |B.OO a year in advance. Entered at the Post Office In Harris burg as second class matter. ® The Association of Amir- , 1 ican Advertisers has ex- (' anuned and certified to i 1 r the circulation of this pub- i 1 I lication. The figures of circulation i' | I eontained in the Association's re- i i 1 port only are guaranteed. < | Association of American Advertisers Whitehall Bldg. N. r City | ! .■worn dally average for month el February, 1914 Aterai« for the year 1913—21.577 Average four the year 1012—21,175 Average for the year 1911—18,851 Average for the year 1010—17,495 TELEPHONES I Bell Private Branch Exchange No. TO4O. United Business Office, 203. JMit oriel Room 58S. Job Dept. tot, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 27 SQUEEZING POSTMASTERS DURING a period of feeding upon the husks of a hopeless minority the newspapers and orators of tho dominant faction of the Democracy of Pennsylvania were prone to constantly attack the political methods of their adversaries, the Re publicans. Party management and individual ambition were everlastingly lambasted as the concrete demon strations of political corruption. Con tributions for campaign purposes were characterized as blood money ex tracted by brutal bosses for their own selfish purposes. Voluntary contri butions were denounced as the robbing of Republican voters of necessary income for the support of their fami lies. In short, anything and every thing that was done for the support and upbuilding of a party organization was heinous and crooked and unfair and everything that was low and despicable. For this reason it is quite natural that the reorganization bosses of the Democratic faction who climbed into control of that party by denunciations of this sort should feel alarmed over the exposures of wholesale bargaining for patronage that has been going on every since the election of Woodrow Wilsoll. Judgeships have been jug gled for political power and federal appointments have been held back to assist in forcing through adminis tration measures at Washington, but now comes the worst of all. Right in the midst of the holier-than-thou demonstrations of the dominant wing of tho Democracy is uncovered a line of political grafting which starts in the State committee headquarters of the regenerated Democracy and, like the tentacles of n great octopus, reaches out into tho surrounding coun ties and grips the protesting post masters, who must first enter into a contract to give up annually a portion • of their salary before they get their Jobs. It is not any wonder under these circumstances that the people, and especially those Republicans who were honestly deceived by loud-sounding promises of reform, are turning their backs upon the little men who have for a short season been permitted to gratify their vanity and get into the public limelight. In his vigorous primary campaign for the nomination of the Republican party for United States Senator, ex-Mayor Dlmmick, of Scrauton, is observing the •plrit of the State-wide primary law. Senator Penrose lias alsq indicated his purpose fo acquiesce in the spirit of the new law, and in this way only can the Intent of the system of nominating candidates bo given legitimate expres sion. It remains for the voters to demonstrate at the May primary •whether there wrb a real demand for • change from the old to the new method provided by tho last legisla ture. HARRISBURG EX PAN Si ON HARRISBURG has been tho bene ficiary of a tremendous amount of publicity in the magazines and newspapers of the country during the last decade. This publicity has been the result of the progressivb attitude of the community and the transformation of the city from an overgrown town to a modern and up-to-date municipality. Changes have been wrought which a decade or mort, ago would have been regarded as Impossible and all because the people ■tood together for everything that contributes to the public welfare. While it Is unreasonable to expect the same kind of progress (luring the next decade, owing to the fact that a universal paving program, the nitra tion of the water supply, the expan sion of the sewerage facilities and the creation of a line park system are In the nature of achievements which need not he repeated, these ought to be an Inspiration for still further Advance along all the lines that make for the public betterment. Perhaps nothing more important confronts the city than tho harmonious development of the subun -» districts. Unless a cotnprohenslvo ph... 1 nro vided for tho contiguous territory harmony with the development of the city proper there must Jj© a ragged rrowth that will mean not only in *rtl«tl<s tub urban sections, but heavy FRIDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG EgSggfl TELEGRAPH MARCH 27,1914. expenditures for proper sanitation, street grading and other like Improve ments when these are annexed. This will require the attention of the pro posed City Planning Commission when It shall have been created and the placing of the River Front in attractive shape will also demand the attention of the park authorities to the end that the people may have the full benefit of their splendid river frontage. Building operations In Harrisburg also invito a broader vision In some cases than now obtains. "While we need many of the cheaper homes for those who are not able to purchase the more expensive dwellings, it ought to be possible to build these smaller homes with sanitary and attractive environment. There has been a dis position to jam houses together with out very much regard to air space or light and the conference which will shortly bo held in this city to discuss housing problems ought to be attended by every builder in Harrisburg. We believe, generally speaking, that, tlio average builder wants to do the right thing and he should be epcouraged in every possible way to provide the Ulna of dwellings that will assure health and comfort. Harrisburg is now ready for its sec ond period of expansion and improve ment. It depends upon its citizens of all walks of life to further the plans that may bo agreed upon from time to time for the betterment of the people froni the standpoint of a citj of homes. Uur preachers in the pulpits, our teachers in the schools, our civic or ganizations and fraternal societies, our clubs of every sort —these are the agencies through which the propa ganda of a be«.er city should be given wide publicity that those who have not yet learned of this beautiful city may no longer remain in Ignorance of its splendid features. Dauphin county Republicans and Progressives (Washington party) are showing a disposition to forget the un fortunate division o£ 1912 and a deter mination to stand together against Democracy. Earnest men of both wings of the party—for after all, it's one po litical family—are comparing notes, and except for a few malcontents here and there the rank and file are manifesting a purpose to harmonize differences and present this year a solid front to the foe. \V OltK FOR THE IDJUE THERE are many men out of em ployment anil it is the business of the city to relieve this situa tion wherever possible. It is to be assumed that all of the public work will be started at the earliest possible moment and If it is necessary City Council should have extra sessions in order to expedite any legislation that will provide ways and means of em ployment. With the work on the river front improvement, the Paxton Creek job, the large number of sewers to be con structed, the street paving, and park extensions and other improvement projects of thic sort, many men will be given employment, and not a day ought to be lost in furnishing to the willing working man an opportunity to earn a living. Now is a good time also for own ers of property who contemplate im provements to get busy to the end that worthy men may not be thrown into idleness wlieji they are ready and will ing to work. Spring is at hand and there is no more important duty de volving upon those in authority than taking care that the idle element of the population is reduced to the low est point. Preparation fchould be started at once and anything in the way of beginning the work on any of these undertakings ought to be elimi nated without a moment's delay. Judge Bird, of Chicago, says he never knew a bankrupt plumber. But did he extend his observations to the plumb er's patrons? BANK INSPECTION WILLIAM H. SMITH, Stato Banking Commissioner, Inti mates pretty strongly in his annual report, issued yester day, that he thinks it. about time tli« Legislature gives his department juris diction over the private banks of Pennsylvania. He is right. Every bank in the State ought to be under the supervision of the Banking De partment. That's why the depart ment was created, and no bank, ex cept that having something to hide, should object to the periodical visits of oflicial examiners. Indeed, the up to-date and conscientious banker should welcome such inspection, since it serves merely ;is a check on his own system. At all events, no honest bank can object to letting the State know that it is honest. j The London Times suggests that I England, in return for a "no tolls" law, j ought to give us national representation lat the 'Frisco fair. Sounds to us like j offering a three-cent piece for a hun dred-dollar bill. "SAFETY FIRST' THE Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany's "safety first" movement is bearing fruit. Reports for | the past year show that during 1913 more than 2,000,000 efficient} tests were made to ascertain the ob servance of train safety rules and that 99.9 per cent, of these tests showed the employes to be observing the rules in the strictest sense. This report is accompanied by the remarkable state ment that of the 111,000,000 passen gers carried by the Pennsylvania last year not one met death in a train accident. The Pennsylvania has impressed upon its employes that from the high est to the lowest the mon who serve thq company are fighting to safeguard the persons and property entrusted to their care, and that in order to do so successfully each must not only do his part, but must feel sure that all others will be equally careful. It is to be hoped that the present necessary re trenchments will not be permitted to interfere in the least with the splendid system of "safety first" that is yielding such excellent results. 1 EVENING CHAT I "I've been getting around different States a good bit lately and I tell you that this is a great State and that It conducts Its affairs in a businesslike way, too," said A. E. Sisson, former senator and former Auditor General, yesterday afternoon In the course of a visit to the Capitol. The "general," as he is affectionately called by people on the "Hill," said that folks had been putting him into politics so much that he did not know for what he was sup posed to be a candidate, but that at present he is devoting more attention to picking up his law business than anything else. However, it would not be like the sage of Erie If he did not have his weather eye on the political barometer. "I have found that this State has a good business system," said he. "Of course, in these days of business efficiency fault would prob ably be found with some portions of it and It may be fashionable to say that it Is not good, but compared to the systems of business at some of tho seats cf State governments I want to say that Pennsylvania stands away up. This I? a great State and it could not handle the matters that it does and get the results which all admit that it does without somo good sys tem. 1 am proud of Pennsylvania and I feel more proud of it every time t tako a trip to some other State." The "general" is giving a little time jus*, now to Spring plougl ing because bo neath that legal exterior he is a farmer. He likes the soil and he has a couple of good farms, from which he sells the crops himself. And one of the best stunts he does is to drive a bargain for his potatoes. He gets out early and keeps tabs on the crops and at the end of tho year ho has had the fun of being a boss fanner on farms that pay. Prominent engineers from all over Central Pennsylvania and some from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will at tend the tenth anniversary of tho En gineers' Society of Pennsylvania at its clubhouse at Front and Chestnut streets next Tuesday night. The so ciety is the largest of its kind outside of the larger cities and next week the men active in its inception will tell about the early days when the club was domiciled at Second and Walnut streets and how it grew to its present large membership and prosperity. The meeting of tho supervisors be ing held at tho Courthouse to-day Is the first of the kind to be held in the county and it Is expected that it will do much toward bringing tho men in charge of the roads in tho county into closer relationship. This county has several main highways in the Statb system, notably those along the Sus quehanna and leading to Reading and Jonestown. There is also a route from Millersburg out the Lykens Val ley. All told, however, the county has f'B7 miles of roads, of which but a small portion are in the hands of the State. Banking Commissioner William li. Smith, whoso report on the situation In Pennsylvania contains somo inter esting matters regarding the history of bauking in the State, has been a student ot financial affairs from the days when he was a newspaper re porter in Philadelphia. Mr. Smith was one of tho best known newspapermen in tho period just after the Civil War when the Philadelphia newspapermen were known from one end of the land to the other, serving on the old North American, Star, Times, Inquirer and Public Ledger. He then became con nected with the city treasury and in 1895 was appointed a bank examiner, a position In which he showed such talent that Governor Stuart, who had known him for many years, picked him for the post of Commissioner of Banking, one of the most responsible in the State. He is known all o.vei Pennsylvania for his information on financial matters and his addresses have attracted much attention. Some of tho granite blocks being taken from the Federal building aro in such an unchanged condition tliat the black paint marks placed on them by the shippers back in the early eighties are still legible. Several large blocks, were taken out yesterday that looked as though they had Just been quarried. In fact, everything about the building has stood the test of years in a splendid manner. "That's the toughest luck I've heard of for a long time," said the genial foreman yesterday afternoon. "Here'si one of the boys that locked his bike and put the key in a pocket that had a hole In it. And Vie lives up above Broad street, too. And he's not surw that he's got another key up there." Some of the robins that Inhabited the riverside parks last year are back again and there is a tremendous chat tering about the big trees every morn ing Some of the birds have had battles with the sparrows, but the sparrows appear to have been losers. The robins are busy in the Capitol Park and the squirrels do not appear to be as jealous of them as they were last year, when they chased robins on sight. Friends of J. L. Shearer are greet ing him on his return from seven weeks in the tropics. Mr. Shearer went to the isthmus to see his son, Samuel Shearer, who is in the gov ernment service, and spent some timo along the canal. He also went up to Costa Rica and visited various islands In the Caribbean. This is Mr. Shear er's second trip to tho canal and he tells many interesting things about the great work undertaken by Uncle Sam. I WELL KNOWN PEOPLE "1 —State Commissioner of Health Dixon is a lawyer and a member of the bar of Philadelphia. -—Daniel Steckel, of Kagton, has been elected a director of the Thomas Iron Company. —Secretary N. B. Critchfieid has given ut) his home in Johnstown and will reside here. -—Julian Kennedy will address the Railway Club of Pittsburgh to-night and will discuss suffrage. —Francis Weaver has been elected president of the Blair county super visors. —General E. DeV. Morrell has been spending several weeks in Virginia. Letters to the Editor NOT A THIEF To the Editor of The Telegraph: Dear Sir: The article In the Tele graph stating the arrest of Chester Toomey, u trapeze artist, for theft, in Lewlstown or York, is hurting my reputation, both in social life and In my profession. The party that was ar rested for theft is not Chester R. Toomey, of Harrisburg, but some one else using my name to hide their own identity. T have been in the profession for live years, and have not been in York or Lewlstown in the last two years. Yours truly, CHBSTER R. TOOMEY, 742 South Twenty-first street, Harrisburg, Pa. March 25, 19X4. 1 EDITORIAL COMMENT! lU-mnrknblr Self-control IFrom the Marlon Star.] It's simply wonderful the way Gen eral Fred Funston is able to resist the temptation to swini the Rio Grande. (iivf Hliu What Hp Want* [Prom the Kansas City Star.] Now the Washington correspondents are. trying to wish a 1916 Presidential nomination upon Colonel Goethals. Why not show the nation's gratitude to the great canal builder by letting him lalone? WILL NAME MEN IN EVERY DISTRICT The Democratic Machine Desperate Over Prospects of Losing rauphin County ! NEW SCHEME TO SAVE THE DAY Ryan-McCormick Controversy In teresting—Pinchot Rakes the Democracy Thoroughly rattled by the sentiment against the Jersey ticket in Dauphin county, the bosses of the Democratic machine have determined to name candidates for the Democratic county committee on a Palmer-McCormick platform In every one of the districts in the county, and tho same plan is said to be under consideration in Cum berland and Perry counties. Lebanon Is reported as hopeless and when York county is mentioned reorganizes look the other way. Tho scheme is to get some man interested in behalf of the inter-state ticket In each district by tying up his interests with the machine. In several boroughs of the county it has been found by scouts that McCormlck is anything but popular, and while many are not in love with Ryan, tho voters are inclined to resent White House alatemaking. ill the city It means a fight because tho anti-McCormlck peo ple will not give Up control of the city committee without a battle. The Philadelphia Ledger of to-day says this about the warring Demo crats: "Philadelphia Democrats yes terday were stirred by City Solicitor Ryan's Hensel Is call for an opponent Mentioned to Representative A. For Senate Mitchell Palmer as a candidate for the United States Senate and discussed the possibilities of the situation. Reorganizers were of the opinion that Mr. Ryan's supporters for tho Democratic gubernatorial nomination would back ex-Attorney General W. U..Hensel, of Lancaster, against Palmer. Ryan men would say nothing on the subject. However, there was a general consensus of opin ion that the Ryan supporters would select their candidate from among the following: Mr. Hensel; Henry C. Niles, of York, former ICeystoner; Judge Charles B. Staples, of Strouds burg, Mr. Palmer's home town; Judge John M. Carman, of Wllkes-Barre. Down in Lancaster county enthusi asm for Dr. Martin C. Brumbaugh, Republican candidate for Governor, is spreading every day. From all parts of the county have como In- Brumbaugh dorsenients of his can- Clubs Are didacy and it is pre- Organised dieted he will poll a record vote in tho county. Many Bull Moosers and Pro gressives are coming out for the "schoolmaster." The lirst development of the campaign is the organization of Brumbaugh clubs. Epharata was the first to fall In line and it is particularly appropriate, for it was in Eplirata that Dr. Brumbaugh won his wife. Sev eral hundred persons have boon en rolled and the following organization was effected: President, Dr. E. R. Miller; vice-president, H. M. Spreoher; secretary, Samuel Y. Wissler; treas urer, 11. L. Eltnier. Ward committees have been named to enroll every voter in the town. Similar clubs will be organized at Elizabethtown, New Hol land and other places. Gift'ord Pinchot said last night that the factional warfare in the Demo cratic ranks, nationally and in the State, is of a kind which cannot be Pinchot Hits healed, and said: Democrats "The Democrats Swift Thuinp stand for State rights, for the iittic point oi view in national af fairs. Here in Pennsylvania the two wings of the Democratic party are at each other's throats. The same thing will shortly be true in the nation. The split, so long foreseen, has come at last. President Wilson was able to carry through the tariff bill and the currency bill because of a long accu mulated public sentiment behind them. With the exception of con servation, he must now handle his own problems without this well grown public support. This is another way of saying that the Democratic har mony in national affairs, which has so impressed the unthinking, is sub stantially at an end. These are the two main reasons why the Democracy cannot make good along progressive lines. It is tied hand and feot by the Stales rights doctrine, and it is divided against iself." The Mulligan Guards have entered into the campaign for the aid of the boy scout faction which is struggling with the Old Guard and the mikeryans for the party rosebuds. It was Mulligan announced yesterday Selected that Revenue Collector For Guard Fritz Kirkendall had named John Mulligan, of Carbon county, to a deputy colioc torship in the revenue mill tit Lan caster. Mulligan comes from Carbon county, where Mitchell Palmer's slat ed candidate, P. C. Evans, is in dan ger of being defeated for congressional nomination by H. J. Steele. Inci dentally, his selection is interesting, because most of the appointments have been going to that section and Dauphin and other counties have been Ignored. Not in many a long year has there been such a shindy in the Democratic party as is now on between Ryan, representing the old regime, and McCor- Michael llwin nilck, the reorganiza itnd Vance tton group of which McCormick Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer Is the head. Tn a speech at Wilkes-Barre this is what Ryan said: "I deny the right of Mitchell Palmer and Vance McCormick to boss the Democratic party. I protest against their debauching and coercing of Democratic workers and officehold ers and officeseekers." Judge Bonnlwell likened the "three men" who control the party to the Pharisee, and declared that under their "alleged reform leadership" the party has been split into aristocratic and plebeian classes. He added: "Wo have a Democratic State organization which has been persistently exploited for the private advancement of A. Mitchell Palmer, Vance C. McCor mick and Roland S. Morris. The funds committed for the maintenance of the party, taken from the officeholder in the saiyie guise In which Quay maced the Federal servant in his palmy days, are misused to forward a factional battle." The Philadelphia Ledger says he then made reference to mall distribution of Mr. McCormick's news paper, and said: "1 call upon Vance C. McCormick to declare how much excess weight, he has paid for In the Harrisburg Post Office for the free copies which he is distributing. I charge that this distribution of this newspaper is in flagrant violation of the Federal postal regulations, and If it is with the connivance of the pos tal authorities, ought to be made a subject of Federal postal laws." POUTICAL SIDELIGHTS I —A big: West Philadelphia mass meeting last; night endorsed Dimmick and Brumbaugh. —Dr. Brumbaugh does not seem to be as perturbed as the men who are opposed to him. —Dimmick is in Pittsburgh to-iday and will visit Washington county to night. —Senator Penrose will speak to Dickinson alumni at Washington next week. —S. H. Garland took hold of the til ler at the Bull Moose city meeting last night. —Dimmick men are organizing First Voters' leagues in Philadelphia and declaring for Dimmick and Brum baugh. —A. J. Greene gave a talk to the Bull Moosers last night. —Wilson Bailey Is in much demand, but'not as collector, these days. —Yes, gentle reader, Bradford Is the home city of Lewis Emery and other Insurgents. It is well acquaint ed with the reform game. —Mr. Dimmick's supporters in Erie and Venango appear to be very san guine about his chances in those coun ties. —Cabinet ministers appear to hav® heard a general alarm from Pennsyl vania. —All this yelling about deals sounds rather strange when it is considered that the Democratic machine slate was < framed up at one of the closest corporation meetings ever held. —A good many raids for political power have been carried on under the name of the dear people. —When the reorganization of the Democratic party was pulled through it was in the name of the people and the party. Every man who figured in it is either in office or trying to get there. —Bull Moosers say that they will carry MclCean county again. —There never was a standard bearer yet who did not think that he was the people's choice and those Bradford voters have met bearers of flags in other days. —ln view of Asher Johnson's re mark that McCormiok believed In cleaning house, the Public ledger's articles about York post offices are very interesting. —One Wilson Bailey appears to be a very important cog in the Demo cratic State machine. ; —Senator Penrose went back to Philadelphia yesterday well pleased with his reception in Clinton county. —A good bit of humor is noticed about the northern' tier Just now. —Sheriff Lewis P. Knlffen, of I>u zerne, will run for Congress. I a-urne nonserae I Professor Turtle told her they had discovered a race of maidens who carry their money in their mouths, but she thought it was probably only those who often pursed their lips. BID ON GUARD By Wing Dinger Get out your swatters, pistols, guns, And other weapons, too; Shine up your searchlights, be on guard, There's lots of work to do. The fly, that pest that beats 'em all, Will soon be in our midst, And from the start get after htm. Just as last year thou didst. Keep careful watch, and as the flies Come sneaking from the wall, Show them no quarter, swat 'em quick, Don't miss one—get 'em all. For now's the time they lay their eggs By thousands, and quite soon There'll be a million buzzing 'round With their nerve-racking tune. The time to get them is right now, Before their eggs they lay, Prepare for warfare, swat 'em low, By night as well as day. Edith Jack Roxlelgh is good-look ing enough, but I don't care for his ways. Edna Never mind his ways, my dear; think of his means.—Boston Record. CLARK AND BRYAN It looks as though Champ Clark's inability to forgive and forgot were the little rift within the lute that soon or late will make the Democratic music mute. When the Speaker refused to permit Representative Murray to call up his resolution asking for a report of the State Department's policy on Ambassador Page's recent London speech, he was not content with ruling It out of order. He had to explain tnat lie did not know whether the State Department is aware what its policy Is or is not, or whether It knows what its policy will be to-morrow or next year or fifty years from now. There are other people as much in doubt as Mr. Clark respecting the knowledge our Premier has of the pol icy his department Is supposed to be following. Mr. Bryan is away from Washington so much and so frequently It Is unreasonable to expect him to know what Is going on. It was unxlnd, however, for one of the leaders of his own party to assert It out loud in a public place. If this thing keeps up Mr. Clark and Mr. Bryan will be dis puting In the rotunda of the Capitol be fore many weeks and will bo remark ing what each thinks of the other. As each has a large vocabulary and a remarkable gift of oratory the encoun ter will add to the gaiety of nations, but It may not conduce to party har mony.—Exchange. AN EVENING THOUGHT Be true to your word and your work and your friend.— O'Reilly. r BBioavAnTsiti na 1 SHIRTS SIDES & SIDES f=H. Marks & Son=* Fourth and Market Streets Ready and Right Spring Suits For Men and Young Men $lO, $12.50, sls, $16.50 Sizes 33 to 46. No better suits have been made for the money. No better cloth, colors, workmanship or style. None better can be made to-day for the money. We stand behind them without reserve of any sort. The Home of Hart Shaffner & Marx Good Clothes for Men. Suit Prices, $lB, S2O, $25 up to S4O. f i [From the Telegraph of March -7, lbbl] ForTfit Crippled I Cairo, March 87. A dispatch fiom Columbus, lCy., says that Forrest and Faulkner are between that place and Mayfleld. Their forces are in a crippled condition, but their strength Is much greater than was at first estimated. Maylleld is filled with rebel wounded from Paducah. From 1,200 to 1.000 are said to have arrived there. One regi ment lost 100, and one company had fifty killed. Hebela Burn Town Cairo, March 26. - Reports were cir culated this morning, that tho rebels, under Forrest, attacked Paducah, Ivy., fifty miles above here, yesterday, and burned part of th 6 town; but, as trie telegraphic communication was cut off, no authentic information could be ob tained. A GENUINE CASE OP NEW FREEDOM [From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.] The Democratic party in Pennsylva nia and in the nation is likely to dis cover that there Is more gunpowder in the real New Freedom, Issue than in the ideal. New Freedom happens to be the name of a post office in York county. Candidates for the postmaster ship were asked by the county chair man, according to affidavits made by them, to agree to make an annual con tribution out of their salary to the party funds. The charge, made under oath, may be true or It may be false. It is sufficient that it is made, to raise the Issue of the barter and sale of public office. Tho country will wonder whether this is the New Freedom for which Democracy stanls. Will ho admin isration, which has been backing the reorganized pary in this State, gloss over this outrageous offense against political decency and criminal act. or will the District Attorney be directed to take instant cognizance? REPUBLICANS GETTING TOGETHER [From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.] The situation that obtains through out the State may be typified by Lacka wanna county. In 1912 Roosevelt had there 15,199 votes, Wilson, 12,423 and Taft 3,791. The enrollment and regis tration of 1913 were made prior to an election in which local issues only were involved—the Judiciary and the munici pal contests were nonpartisan. To-day the enrolled voters are as follows: Re publican 19,440. Democrat 14,941, Wash ington 2,733. 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Philadelphia, Pa. IN HARRtSBURG FIFTY I YEARS AGO TO-DAY 1 the Telegraph of March 27, 18641 C ourt Srulon The next term of Dauphin' County Court will commence on Monday, April 25, and continue two weeks. Y. ai. C. A. Annlvermtry The eighth anniversary of the Young Men's Christian Association. of thin city, will be held to-morow (Tuesday) evening, at 7:80 o'clock, In the First English Lutheran Church, In Fourth street. An address will be delivered by the Rov. Mr. Conrad, from Lancas ter. and the Rev. W. G. Cattell, the re tiring president, who will also read tho annual report, giving a statement, of the workings of the association during the past year. PIN C HOT AM) TIIIKD PAItTY GlfCord Pinchot made a rancorous and bitter personal assault at Port Huron, Mich., Tuesday upon the dis tinguished Republicans who supported Roosevelt ul Chicago, but who would not follow liini into a third party. It' these remarks are the spirit of Pro gressivisin, ho confirms the impres sion long current ol' the genesis and sustaining force of that movement. There is so lit tl»- difference in the prin ciples for which sincere Republicans and Progressives are striving, and tho dangers and disadvantages of a third party on so slender a point of differ ence as personal allegiance to a leader are so patent, that patriotic Ameri cans should recognize their plain duty to labor for the union of the severed forces of Republicanism. Tho only effect of a third party gives power to a minority and when that third party is maintained solely by hatred and dis appointment, sooner or later it must become innocuous. Tho pity is so many good men arc led astray by It and prevented from aiding in remov ing the evils of partisan political man agement and promoting the work of purification. Governor Hadley, Senator Borah and the others upon whom Mr. Pin chot pours out the vials of wrath, committed the heinous crime of re fusing to follow a disappointed loser into a revolt against the party which he could not control. They did not believe the way to remedy party mis management was by betrayal of tho party; they were far-sighted enough to know that a split would benefit only the Democrats. —Philadelphia Ledger.